unquestioning

adjective
un·​ques·​tion·​ing | \ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ, -ˈkwesh-\

Definition of unquestioning 

: not questioning : not expressing or marked by doubt or hesitation unquestioning obedience unquestioning loyalty

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unquestioningly \ ˌən-​ˈkwes-​chə-​niŋ-​lē , -​ˈkwesh-​ \ adverb

Examples of unquestioning in a Sentence

I am truly disturbed by her unquestioning acceptance of authority.

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Yet an important stock market yardstick — the price-earnings ratio — suggests investors have an almost unquestioning faith in Netflix’s ability to notch fast-growing earnings. Peter Eavis, The Seattle Times, "Netflix keeps adding subscribers, and market investors could profit," 16 Oct. 2018 This shift already appears to be having important implications for what historically has been a close relationship built on almost unquestioning bipartisan support. Josef Federman, Fox News, "Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift," 19 Aug. 2018 That was the latest example of Trump’s strange, unquestioning respect for Putin, an affection that seems to go well beyond his natural inclination toward strongmen. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Floats Putin White House Invitation," 2 Apr. 2018 But more and more this paper-thin spectacle is praised with an unquestioning fanaticism. John Maus, WSJ, "Janet Mock, John Maus and More on Acceptance," 21 May 2018 The nationalism displayed by Chinese students abroad—sometimes in the form of unquestioning support for their government’s policies—has been causing disquiet in the West, on two main counts. The Economist, "A formative experienceFor China’s elite, studying abroad is de rigueur," 17 May 2018 Trump’s unquestioning embrace of Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have bolstered Netanyahu’s indifference to Gaza. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem, Gaza exploded. Does Trump or Bibi have a Plan B? | Trudy Rubin," 15 May 2018 Braun tracked hard toward Trump during the primary, when all three Republicans clamored to show virtually unquestioning support for the president. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Senate race: Do Braun or Donnelly have the juice to rev up voters?," 10 May 2018 None of that seems to matter to Pence, whose lingering image over the first 16 months of the Trump presidency is of a clapping, unquestioning supporter of anything and everything Trump does. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "George Will just exposed Mike Pence's Faustian bargain," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of unquestioning

1697, in the meaning defined above

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unquestioning

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unquestioning

: given completely and without asking questions or expressing doubt

unquestioning

adjective
un·​ques·​tion·​ing | \ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ, -ˈkwesh-\

Kids Definition of unquestioning

: accepting without thinking or doubting unquestioning obedience

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